Synonyms for distention

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-sten-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈstɛn ʃən

Définition of distention

Origin :
  • also distension, early 15c., from Middle French distension and directly from Latin distensionem (nominative distensio, distentio), noun of action from past participle stem of distendere (see distend).
  • noun inflation
Example sentences :
  • But the distention evoked a long wail which was at once drowned in another one.
  • Extract from : « Penrod » by Booth Tarkington
  • Involucres as many, 1-fruited, each a distention of the lobe.
  • Extract from : « The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States » by Asa Gray
  • The larv are hatched in the abdomen of the female, which is capable of distention.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects » by C. V. Riley
  • This seems to be due to the distention of the stomach, either by gas or by liquid.
  • Extract from : « Psychotherapy » by James J. Walsh
  • Emphysema is a distention of the tissues with air or other gases.
  • Extract from : « The New Gresham Encyclopedia » by Various
  • The other is by the contraction and distention of the midriff or diaphragm.
  • Extract from : « The Young Priest's Keepsake » by Michael Phelan
  • Some hours later the distention of the stomach will float the body.
  • Extract from : « The Land of Footprints » by Stewart Edward White
  • In the stages of echoing fear, yawning occurs, and the distention of the pupils may be noticed as the emotion develops.
  • Extract from : « Criminal Psychology » by Hans Gross
  • Distention of the seminal vesicles with a superabundance of seminal fluid also acts as a source of irritation.
  • Extract from : « Plain Facts for Old and Young » by John Harvey Kellogg
  • The distention of the ccum is nearly uniform, the right sacculation being only slightly larger than the left.
  • Extract from : « The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity » by George. S. Huntington

Antonyms for distention

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